The library is open most school days from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students are welcome to work in four different areas of the library. The library labs are for classes only and are reserved by teachers. In group study, students may work with up to three other students. The quiet/silent areas are for students who wish to work alone with no conversation. Computer are available for students in both group study and the computer walk-in area. Student use of computers and the Internet in the library follows the District 113 Accepted Use Policy.
The library offers a variety of print and electronic resources to students. Most print resources can be checked out for a period of three weeks with the exception of reference materials and short-term materials which are high in demand. Fines for overdue materials are .10 per day for normal check out periods and $1.00 for reference and short-term materials. Students who lose a book must pay the retail cost of the book plus a $5.00 processing fee.
Electronic subscription services are purchased to support the curriculum and are available from both home and school. Home access requires user names and passwords that are available from library staff.
Netbook computers are available for overnight checkout on a limited basis. Prior to checking out netbooks, both parents and students must complete a form accepting responsibility in case the computer is damaged.
Librarians frequently work with classes to teach information literacy skills but are also available to help students who are working independently in the library. They welcome requests about good books to read, how to creat and edit bibliographies/works cited pages, how to find expert articles and other informational and learning needs.